Candy Corn

October seems to be flying by and before you know it, Halloween will be here.  I had some wood scraps sitting in a pile, so I decided to make some candy corn.  

I made myself a pattern in two different sizes.  

This was a "spur of the moment" project, and it fought me every inch of the way.  For starters, while I was cutting one of them out, it split right down the middle.  Thanks to a little super glue, you can't tell which one, can you?
Next, I started painting and didn't use a base coat/primer.  Needless to say, I needed many coats of paint.  Yes, it was my own fault!
 Finally, I got the paint to cover and I used a sponge to transition one color to the next.  Out came the sander and the candy corn was distressed!
Time for sealer.  While I was spraying, I ended up with a drip. Because I'm so patient - NOT - I decided to fine-sand it off and re-spray it.  Well, I made a mess of it!  Not to be out-smarted by a piece of wood, I drilled a little hole:
Pretty, huh?
I grabbed the glue gun and stole a flower from a basket - problem solved!

My "spur of the moment" project was complete.  At least I can say this 'candy' has no calories!!
Let this post be a lesson in 'all the things not to do' 2 words:

Primer & Patience!

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week!

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  1. Love these - very cute! And nice idea to save your drip spot!

    1. Thanks, Roseann. What is the saying? Desperation is the mother of invention???

  2. The candy corn is adorable. Why is it some projects really try our patience? But you continued and created a cute vignette.

    1. Thank you, Debra. This one really did fight me, but I do have to own my mistakes...LOL
      So glad you stopped by - come back again soon, won't you?

  3. These are seriously adorable. I would like to invite you to link up with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party this week. Check us out

    1. Thank you, Charlene. I'm happy to share at Family Joy!

  4. Love your candy corn. So adorable.
    Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon party,

  5. So simple! I love these! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW DIY party!

    1. Thank you! I always enjoy visiting the DIY Party!

    2. They are as cute as can be! What a great spur of the moment idea.

    3. Thanks! Sometimes the 'spur of the moment' ideas are the best!

  6. Very creative and oh so cute. Love your quote, this candy corn has no calories...LOL Thank you for sharing your cute project at DI&DI.

    1. Always a pleasure to join your party. As for the calories, it's hard to find something without them, especially at this time of the year! 😉

  7. So cute!
    Lisa @

  8. These are seriously cute :) Thank you for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party - pinned - hope to see you Wednesday when the next party starts!

    1. Thanks, Tarahlynn. I will absolutely be there on Wednesday!

  9. Super cute, Ann! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  10. I LOVE candycorn decorations! These are too cute!

    1. Thank you, Audra. They were fun to make - in spite of the set-backs!


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